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The willows Salix matsudana x alba and S. kinuyanagi , and the leguminous shrub Dorycnium rectum , are used for soil conservation in New Zealand and have potential value as browse plants. Two experiments were conducted in the lower North Island to ascertain the effect of selected establishment...
Dehesas are an agrosilvopastoral system that has enhanced the maintenance of an extraordinarily high biodiversity. The traditional use is characterized by mixed livestock raising at low stocking densities, employment of hardy regional breeds and an elaborated maintenance and exploitation of holm...
Production of quality seedlings is an important aspect of successful tree planting. No information is available on the effect of nutrients and water on the growth and development of the seedlings of neem ( Azadirachta indica A. Juss), an important component of many tropical agroforestry systems....
Intercropping during the unproductive immature stage of rubber provides one means of addressing the gap in income suffered by smallholders after replanting or new planting of rubber. A survey of smallholder rubber plantations was undertaken to determine the current status of intercropping in Sri...
The rooting ability of leafy stem cuttings harvested from four to five month old seedlings of B. spiciformis Benth and P. angolensis DC was tested in low-technology non-mist propagators suitable for the rural tropics. Both species were successfully rooted; P. angolensis was a faster rooting...
Vegetation barriers along contour lines are an appropriate measure for runoff management. An essential element of their design is minimisation of competition for water between the agricultural crop and the vegetation barrier. This requires the evapotranspiration of the vegetation barrier to be...
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